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Kuala Lumpur Holidays

Kuala Lumpur offers an exciting and colourful buzz that is as intoxicating as the omnipresent aromas of sizzling satay and sweet incense.

In Kuala Lumpur it's all about the food and the city offers a mouth-watering mix of Asian culinary traditions. Other than the delicious food, you will find the city filled with fun and history, from shopping, nightlife, lush parks, temples to shrines.

Highlights of Kuala Lumpur include Chinatown, Little India and the Petronas Towers.  Take a scenic ride to Genting Highlands to enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding hills in one of the longest and fastest gondola lifts in Southeast Asia or soak up the fresh air in Cameron Highlands, known for the tea plantations and strawberry farms.

How to travel to Kuala Lumpur

Flights operate on a daily basis via major cities including Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Hong Kong. The shortest route is via Singapore on Singapore Airlines. The city is located centrally in Southeast Asia, making it an ideal stopover destination or combo with other cities and islands.

Insider Tips

Pose with peacocks, mimic the parakeets, see how you measure up next to an ostrich and have a starring contest with an owl at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. There is so much fun to have at the world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary.

Kuala Lumpur Tower, also known as the Menara Tower, is the seventh tallest communications tower in the world. Enjoy spectacular views of the city 423 metres above the ground at the observation deck and dine in style at the revolving restaurant.

Never has eating on the street been so intensely satisfying. Let your nose and your taste buds lead you on a delicious journey of discovery as you savour appetizers, mains and desserts while you stroll through alleys, side streets and grand avenues. Start on Jalan Alor Food Street.

Enjoy an ideal family weekend experience in the Genting Highlands with cool weather, breathtaking views, a theme park with rides and attractions for adults and children, a casino, superb shopping and dining outlets and great hotels.

If you want to experience the Arab world of the Middle East while visiting Southeast Asia, the place to head is Ain Arabia. The street is located at Jalan Berangan in Bintang.

Make the most of your holiday in Kuala Lumpur

Observe the contrast of old Moorish architecture with the modern Petronas Towers on a half-day City Orientation Tour. Visit Merdeka Square, the National Mosque and the New Royal Palace. Visit the National Museum, stroll through the Lake Gardens and do some shopping at the Handicraft Centre and Cocoa Boutique.

On your full-day Historical Melacca tour, visit St. Paul's Hill and A'Famousa Fort for a view of the Straits, marvel at the Stadhuys Building and the ruins of St.Paul's Church.

Embark on a chilling and thrilling experience for teh entire family on an i-City Theme Park tour. Walk through a forest of man-made illuminated trees, have a snowball fight, climb inside an igloo and go bob-sledding.

This half-day Suburbs of Kuala Lumpur tour will take you to the eastern suburb of the city, past Embassy Row to the Royal Selangor Pewter factory and a Batik Factory. Later, ascend 272 steps to the limestone Batu Caves Temple where the cavernous interior is home to Hindu Deities. Don't let the playful monkeys steal your food on the way up.

Climate and best time to visit Kuala Lumpur

The country has an equatorial climate and 75% of its land is a tropical rainforest making it delightfully warm throughout the year. The monsoon winds do much to disperse the heat. In the hills, the weather is cooler.

Do I need visas to visit Malaysia?

South African Passport Holders do not need visas to visit Malaysia. Please make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months after travel before you leave on your holiday.

Hotels & Resorts in Kuala Lumpur

3* Royale Bintang Hotel

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Golden Triangle
Located in the heart of the city, walking distance of Sungei Wang Plaza, Times Square, Pavillion and Lot 10.

5* Renaissance Hotel

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Jalan Ampang Road
Walking distance to Petronas Towers, Little India and the Bukit Nanas monorail station.

Places of interest

Jamek Mosque
The classic Moorish-style railway station
King's Palace
Merdeka Square
Petronas Twin Towers
National Museum
Kuala Lumpur Tower
Central Market
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Bintang Walk
Batu Caves

Best Buys

Pavillion Plaza
LOT 10
Sugei Wang & BB Plaza
Petaling Street
KLCC Suria Capital Shopping Mall
Mid Valley Mall
Chinatown

Out and about

Discoteques, pubs and bistros like Barn Thai, TGIF and Hard Rock Cafe
Trendy  cafes and nightspots in Bangsar Baru, Sri Hartamas
Cultural shows at the Central Market